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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Quebec order of nurses denounces ‘racism’ against dying Indigenous woman

Two days after a dying Indigenous woman broadcast a Facebook Live video appearing to show her being insulted and sworn at by hospital staff in a Quebec regional hospital, the provincial order of nurses has come out with a statement »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Death of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital being investigated

The circumstances of the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, at a hospital in Joliette, Qc., on Monday night will be investigated, according to an announcement from Quebec’s coroner’s office Tuesday.  Echaquan, a mother of seven, died shortly »

Indigenous, Politics

Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism, commits to change

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized for the systemic racism in the justice system, including policing and the courts.   In a press release Tuesday, the premier acknowledged those institutions have not been just for many and apologized for the harm, »

Society, Sports

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

Society, Sports

CCM Hockey endorse Akim Aliu, commits to promote diversity in hockey

CCM Hockey, a designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment announced on Tuesday an endorsement agreement with the former National Hockey League player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu.  The Canadian »

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Edmonton Eskimos football team to accelerate review process of team name

The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimo’s are accelerating their ongoing review process for the team’s nickname, according to a statement the team tweeted on Wednesday. “We take this issue seriously as has been demonstrated by the three years we’ve spent »

Society

Coalition group outlines plan to cut Montreal police budget

A coalition of over 20 community groups in Montreal have released an outline of 10 demands to slice the budget of Montreal’s police force in half and reinvest that money into community programs, during a news conference yesterday. The Defund »

Politics, Society

New poll reveals Chinese-Canadians’ experiences with racism during COVID-19

A new poll from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute and the University of Alberta shows that half of Chinese-Canadians surveyed reported being called names or insulted as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly four-in-ten respondents said they’ve been »

Society

Statue of Canada’s founder vandalised, again

For the umpteenth time, anonymous vandals have  attacked the downtown Montreal statue of Sir John A Macdonald, the man who was the driving force behind the creation and development of the country and became the first Prime Minister. This is »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »